Press Release

Haynes Boone Insurance Practice Ranked Tops in Texas for 18th Consecutive Year by Chambers USA

June 14, 2022
Haynes and Boone, LLP has one of the top-ranked insurance practices in Texas, according to the Chambers USA’s 2022 rankings (Chambers and Partners).

Haynes Boone’s Insurance Practice received a Chambers USA top ranking in Band 1 (Texas) in the 2022 directory — one of only three law firms in that tier. It is the 18th straight year for Chambers to feature Haynes Boone in the top tier in Texas. The guide commended the firm’s “standout policyholder practice” that regularly handles major coverage litigation and arbitrations, including third-party liability matters and first-party property disputes.

Individually, Ernest Martin, partner and chair of the Insurance Recovery Group, was ranked in Band 1 for Texas. He received accolades for being “widely considered a leading policyholder-side practitioner” and offering “broad experience across coverage disputes relating to a variety of major claims.” Chambers shared feedback from various market sources who commented:

“Ernest is an outstanding lawyer. He is respected by the insurance company attorneys and very effective in engaging with them. He leaves no stone unturned in his search for solutions.”


“He’s very personable and focused, and always helpful.”

Partner Micah Skidmore was likewise praised by Chambers for his experience in construction defect, D&O and general liability claims. He was individually ranked in Band 2, and Chambers reported that Skidmore “is regularly retained by policyholder clients to act on large-scale insurance claim recovery matters.” Various market contacts commended his work as part of the practice, saying:

“They really have a grasp of Texas insurance issues and are well respected. It’s a formidable team.”

Haynes Boone’s Insurance Recovery Practice guides clients through the complex matters that may arise at any point in the insurance coverage lifecycle – from obtaining the best available terms and conditions of coverage at policy procurement to resolving insurance claim disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation. Team members are strategic in their approaches, offering tailored solutions that meet clients’ recovery needs and return on investment requirements.
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